Posted on | January 26, 2014 | 13 Comments
As if being subjected to harsh sarcasm (and also sentenced to jail) weren’t punishment enough, Alicia Gray’s video attracted the attention of Liberty University law professor Boz Tchividjian, who says her “responses clearly demonstrate that most child sexual offenders are extremely self-serving and dangerously manipulative”:
- The “I’m just not that person anymore” response: This is when offenders claim that they have recently “accepted Jesus” and are not the same person that committed the sexual offense.
- The “I understand” response: Sexual offenders often attempt to convince others that they understand the harm that they have caused to the victim.
- The “I was inappropriate” response: Sexual offenders often label their abuse in non-abusive language in order to minimize the gravity of their offense.
- The “I am the victim” response: Sex offenders often attempt to gain sympathy by portraying themselves as a victim of their own weaknesses and struggles.
- The “make the victim feel guilty” response: Within the church, it is not uncommon for perpetrators (and others) to infer that the trauma victims experience as a result of the abuse is due to their own spiritual weaknesses.
Read the whole thing. Narcissism and self-pity — the sense that they are entitled to your sympathy — are at the core of the messed-up personality of people like this. Alicia Gray wants people to think that, despite her actions, she is really a nice person who just made a mistake. Of course, that “mistake” involved her 28-year-old mouth and a 14-year-old boy’s penis, but who are we to judge?
The attitude of complete non-judgmentalism urged upon us by liberals is tantamount to moral irresponsibility. Sure, the church exists to minister to sinners, but there is a clear line between that ministry and offering easy absolution for grievous wrongs.
My “ministry,” such as it is, involves a lot of harsh sarcasm.
Many are called, but few are chosen . . .